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Antitrust Economics Mastery with Honors Certificate



 Antitrust Economics 2013 Mastery of the Subject

You MUST also be registered to the Antitrust Economics 2013 Course to earn this certificate. Register here for Antitrust Economics 2013

This Antitrust Economics “Mastery of the Subject” certificate will be awarded to individuals who pass a 2-hour examination given approximately 4 weeks after the last lecture.

To choose a different certificate, please select from one of the following options:

  • “Certificate of Completion” for Antitrust Economics will be awarded to individuals who have attended at least 24 live courses and viewed all 32 lectures in their live or streaming forms.
  • “Mastery with Honors” certificate in Antitrust Economics will be granted to individuals who pass the multiple-choice examination and who receive a passing grade on an approximately 3000-word essay that applies economics to a particular topic or case involving antitrust; the essay must be submitted by the 10th of June, 2014. CPI may publish essays that our editorial board considers particularly insightful in CPI’s Antitrust Chronicle.

CPI’s Antitrust Economics 2013 is taught by:

Dr. David S. Evans. Dr. Evans is an economist who has published extensively on antitrust economics. He is ranked among the top 20 law professors based on downloads and citations on SSRN. He has taught antitrust economics to lawyers at the University of Chicago Law School (2006-) where he is a Lecturer, University College London Faculty of Laws (2004-) where he is a Visiting Professor, and Fordham Law School (1985-1995) where he was a Professor. Dr. Evans has worked on many of the most significant antitrust cases of the last three decades in the US and European Union. He has submitted or presented testimony to courts, regulatory authorities, and legislative bodies in the United States, the European Union, Brazil, and China.  He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Elisa Mariscal.  Dr. Mariscal is an economist who until recently headed Unilateral Conduct investigations at the Federal Competition Commission (CFC) of Mexico. She has taught competition policy and regulation at CIDE (2006-) and has been a Lecturer at ITAM (2012). Dr. Mariscal has authored studies on behalf of the CFC for the OECD’s Competition Committee and advised the Regional Center for Competition in Latin America, in reviewing technical guidelines for the analysis of cases, as well as market studies. She previously worked in economic consulting in the U.S. looking into antitrust, regulation and intellectual property issues in the US, Canada and Latin America.  Dr. Mariscal has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

In addition to Drs. Evans and Mariscal, the course will include guest lecturers drawn from academia, competition authorities, law firms and the courts from around the world.

Summary of course:

CPI’s Antitrust Economics course will provide competition policy professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the economic theory and tools used for analyzing mergers, coordinated practices, and unilateral conduct, including abuse of dominance or monopolization claims.  The course is designed for lawyers, policy makers and others who have not had extensive formal training in economics as well as economists looking to apply their knowledge to the antitrust discipline.

The course is divided into two modules, each consisting of 16 one-hour lectures.

  • The first module provides a basic introduction to the economics of markets including the theory of the firm, profit-maximizing pricing, perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, product differentiation, vertical relationships, welfare, and multi-sided platforms.
  • The second module provides a rigorous application of economics to antitrust issues. It includes the analysis of market power, market definition, cartels and other coordinated behavior, unilateral conduct including predatory and exclusionary practices, horizontal and vertical mergers, and intellectual property.

The course covers advanced topics in antitrust including screening methods for cartels, upward pricing pressure tools for mergers, and the use of but-for scenarios for analyzing competitive effects in unilateral conduct cases. The analysis of multi-sided platforms or two-sided markets-a key to understanding high tech industries, financial services, media and communications, among other industries-is covered throughout the course.

2013 Course Schedule

Live interactive lectures are given every Thursday at 17:00 GMT (12:00 New York, 17:00 London, 18:00 Brussels)

  • Module I started Thursday 7 February 2013 and ended 7 June 2013 (no lectures on 28 March and 4 April)
  • Module II starts Thursday 29 August 2013 and end 12 December 2013. (no lectures on 28 November but there will be a lecture on Tuesday 26 November instead.)

Lectures will be available for streaming approximately one week later.

For any questions regarding registration for this course, invoicing, or about the certificates., please email jroth@competitionpolicyinternational.com


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